PayPal Overhauls Android App, Adds Card Scanning
PayPal has completely redesigned its Android mobile application, bringing it more in line with the look and feel of Android 4.0. According to PayPal, aside from a new layout, the app adds a number of features, including the ability to add credit or debit card to the account by taking pictures of them. The app also allows users to take a self portrait in order to add a security element for PayHere transactions. The new design puts tabs across the top of the app that offer quick access to transaction logs, send money requests, and account collections. The app is a free update from the Google Play Store and requires Android 2.2 and up.
Microsoft Adds PayPal 'Send Money' Tool to Skype
Microsoft today said the latest version of Skype for Android and iOS devices makes it possible to send funds to other Skype users via PayPal. Users will be able to send money through PayPal without leaving the Skype app.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds.